We have been busy running our latest Big Bang sessions this month, as part of Shaping Futures.
Shaping Futures, (also known as the Merseyside Collaborative Outreach Programme) is a new outreach programme for the Liverpool City Region formed by 12 local Higher Education
(HE) providers and led by the University of Liverpool. Shaping Futures is delivering a programme of activities designed to raise aspirations and provide impartial HE information, advice and guidance to local 14-18 year old learners, to support them in fulfilling their educational potential.
Students from Calderstones School, Notre Dame Everton, West Derby School and Broughton Hall Catholic High School were involved in a number of exciting activities including building and coding an autonomous robot with LEGO Mindstorm.
Louise Goodman, Business Support & Innovations at Sensor City, explained to students about the variety of careers in sensor technology, and set tech challenges for teams to come up with some creative solutions.
It was not only students who had an informative day. Creative Hut, who offer resources, training and services to nurseries and schools, ensured that teachers and parents also felt supported every step of the way.
Big Bang events enable young people to discover the exciting and rewarding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based careers available in their local area via fun, interactive activities.
Culminating in The Big Bang North West exhibition each year, this STEM celebration for school children is returning to the Exhibition Centre Liverpool on the 2nd of July 2019.